The Northwestern Wildcats will try to bounce back from a slump when they host the Wisconsin Badgers on Monday night. Northwestern suffered two losses and two games postponed due to COVID-19 issues with their program. This game was originally scheduled for this past Saturday, but it was postponed.
Tipoff is scheduled for 6:30 pm ET. The Wildcats are favored by 2.5 points in the latest Northwestern vs. Wisconsin from Caesars Sportsbook, while the plus/minus is set at 123. Before entering any Wisconsin vs. Northwestern, you’ll want to check out the model’s college basketball predictions on SportsLine.
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Now, the model has set her sights on Northwestern vs. Wisconsin. You can head over to SportsLine to see their picks. Here are several college basketball odds for Wisconsin vs. Northwestern:
- Northwest propagation vs. Wisconsin: Northwest -2.5
- Northwest vs. Wisconsin plus/minus: 123 points
- Northwest money line vs. Wisconsin: Northwest -140, Wisconsin +120
- Northwestern vs. Wisconsin: See selections here
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Why Northwestern can cover
Wisconsin has been struggling to meet expectations in conference play, losing three of its last four games and failing to cover the gap in seven straight contests. The Badgers have lost each of their last two road games by double digits, including a 63-45 loss at Indiana last Saturday. They face a Northwestern team that has been strong at home, going 8-3 in its 11 games at Welsh-Ryan Arena.
The Wildcats have been an excellent defensive team, allowing just 60.8 points per game. They are led by the duo of Chase Audige and Boo Buie, a pair of senior guards who combine to score over 30 points per contest. The Wildcats will be motivated for their first game in eight days, especially since they have lost their last seven games against Wisconsin.
Why Wisconsin May Cover
Wisconsin had lost three straight games without co-leading scoring Tyler Wahl, but returned in a 63-60 win against Penn State last week. The preseason All-Big Ten selection had 10 points and five rebounds in 33 minutes of action against the Nittany Lions. Wahl is averaging 12.9 points and 6.3 rebounds per game, while Steven Crowl has a team-high 12.9 points and 6.8 rebounds.
Freshman guard Connor Essegian made his first start against Penn State and is averaging 10.5 points while shooting a team-high 36 3-pointers. Northwestern’s defense has begun to struggle during conference play, allowing an average of 71.5 points per game against Big Ten opponents. The Wildcats have not only lost seven straight games to Wisconsin, but they have failed to cover the gap in all seven games.
How to make Northwestern vs. Wisconsin
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